Round 18 – Match Preview

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Cockburn Cougars v Perth Redbacks Friday 13 August

Women NBL1

 Tip-off: 6.30pm

 Record: 8-8 (WLLWL)

Last five matches:

Cockburn Cougars 87 v 74 Perth Redbacks (R8, 2021)

Cockburn Cougars 71 v 87 Perth Redbacks (WCC R2, 2020)

Cockburn Cougars 73 vs 66 Perth Redbacks (R20, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 57 vs 77 Perth Redbacks (R14, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 63 vs 82 Perth Redbacks (R16, 2018)

 Previous game:

R8, 2021- Cockburn Cougars 87 (Jessie Edwards 36, Taylah Simmons 22, Emma Burke 7) v 74 Perth Redbacks (Makailah Dyer 26, Jessica Jakens 10, Raya Thompson 10)

 Key match-up: Makailah Dyer v Ruby Benn

 Men NBL1

 Tip-off: 8.30pm

 Record: 9-11 (WWLLW)

 Last five matches:

Cockburn Cougars 72 v 89 Perth Redbacks (R8, 2021)

Cockburn Cougars 76 vs 112 Perth Redbacks (R2, 2020)

Cockburn Cougars 80 vs 106 Perth Redbacks (R20, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 88 vs 85 Perth Redbacks (R14, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 93 vs 104 Perth Redbacks (R16, 2018

 Previous game:

R8, 2021- Cockburn Cougars 72 (Jaarod Holmes 22, Gavin Field 14, Josh Hunt 9) v 89 Perth Redbacks (Isaac Gattorna-Hargrave 26, Louis Timms 19, Tevin Jackson 15)

Key match-up: Marshall Nelson vs Nic Pozolgou

Cockburn Cougars v Southwest Slammers Saturday 14 August

 Women NBL1

Tip-off: 12 pm

 Last five matches:

Cockburn Cougars 94 v 38 Southwest Slammers (R14, 2021)

Cockburn Cougars 76 v 38 Southwest Slammers (WCC R7, 2020)

Cockburn Cougars 93 v 99 Southwest Slammers (R15, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 61 v 68 Southwest Slammers (R5, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 80 v 83 Southwest Slammers (R18, 2018)

Previous game:

R14, 2021- Cockburn Cougars 94 (Taylah Simmons 25, Jessie Edwards 15, Olivia basset-Scarfe) v 38 Southwest Slammers (Adele East 16, Cian Parsons 9, Skye Palmer 5)

Key match-up: Taylah Simmons v Adele East

Men NBL1

Tip-off: 2pm

Last five matches:

Cockburn Cougars 90 v 73 Southwest Slammers (R14, 2021)

Cockburn Cougars 95 v 63 Southwest Slammers (WCC R7, 2020)

Cockburn Cougars 91 v 77 Southwest Slammers (R15, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 83 v 76 Southwest Slammers (R5, 2019)

Cockburn Cougars 80 v 99 Southwest Slammers (R18, 2018)

 Previous Game:

R14, 2021- Cockburn Cougars 90 (Gavin Field 19, Nic Pozoglou 15, Seva Chan 15) v 73 Southwest Slammers (Mitchell Keller 12, Rhys Barret 11, Caleb Van De Griend 11)

Key match-up: Mitchell Keller vs Nic Pozoglou

 Women’s Preview:

The Dentistry Plus Cougars Women will be looking to bounce back from a loss to Joondalup with a confidence-boosting weekend against the Redbacks followed by the Slammers. The Cougars beat the Redbacks at home earlier in the season thanks to huge games from Jessie Edwards (36) and Taylah Simmons (22) and will be hoping to replicate that strong performance in an essetiantly must-win game for the Cougars. Ruby Benn will have a tough defensive assignment against scoring machine Makailah Dyer (21.8ppg). The Cougars will be back at Wally Hagan for their final home and away game against the winless Slammers and will be looking to pick up some momentum heading into the finals.

Men’s Preview:

The Dentistry Plus Cougars Men have two must win games in and will be hoping for the Joondalup Wolves to slip up in one of their last games. The Cougars will need leaders Nic Pozolgou, Gavin Field, Seva Chan and Jaarod Holmes to step up against the likes of Marshall Nelson, Louis Timms, Isaac Gattorna-Hargrave and Tevin Jackson it what should be a very entertaining match. The match will also be a big milestone for Cougars legend Seva Chan’s who will play his 200th match. The Redbacks just got the upper hand in the previous game but the Cougars have been rising since then and will put everything on the line to keep their season alive. The Cougars then return home to play the Slammers and will need to take care of business to ensure they can take the Wolves spot in the finals race.